Amanda Deutch

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Industry Arts
Location Brooklyn, NY
Introduction Amanda Deutch is a native New Yorker with Coney Island roots. She first got the sand in her shoes standing in her nana's kitchen while the adults talked about "The Half Moon Hotel," which was up the block from their apartment on 29th street in Coney Island. The words, "Half Moon Hotel," and "Coney Island" rang like mysterious poetry to her nine year-old ears. Amanda has had poetry published in Esque, Barrow Street, Boog City, Denver Quarterly, Watchword Press, 6x6 and EOAGH, among others. She is the author of the chapbook, Box of Sky (Dusie 2009). Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and in 2007, she was awarded a Footpaths to Creativity fellowship on Flores Island in the Azores. She facilitates writing workshops with the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, the Coney Island YWCA's teen girls empowerment program and works for the Coney Island History Project. She lives in Brooklyn and is a third generation skee-ball player.